|Duration:||5 days 6 nights|
|Price:||From $1000 *|
* The price is per person, and depends on the number of travelers, accomodation options, extra-activities, extra-places, or tour-guide request.
|B : Breakfast
L : Lunch
|D : Dinner
SD : Special Dinner
We will visit:
Oriental Pearl TV Tower
It stands opposite to the Bund in the Pudong area of Shanghai. Located on the bank of the Huangpu River, it is 468 meters high which makes it the highest TV tower in Asia and the third highest tower in the world. From the sightseeing floor, you can get a bird's eye view of the exciting city of Shanghai.
Where the great trading houses and banks had their headquarters in the 1920s and the 1930s. The Bund is about about a mile long, it is the city's fulcrum.
Much-loved summer retreat of the Imperial families, the lovely landscaped gardens, halls, pavilions and corridors are set around the lake and rivers in natural harmony. You can expect to spend 2-3 hours here
Great Wall (Mutianyu)
This less-crowded section of the Great Wall is a pleasant drive 90km NE of Beijing. A cable car takes you to a good section (avoiding a very steep climb), where you can walk along the wall, through the watch towers and enjoy superb views as it snakes across the hills and mountains. You can return by cable car, walk down or walk along the wall for about an hour to descend by chairlift. Wear good walking shoes and protection from the weather.
Temple of Heaven
The place which was visited yearly by the emperors who performed intricate rituals to insure a good harvest for the whole nation at ancient times.
The world's largest city square and enduring symbol of China's national pride, surrounded by many imposing buildings including the Heavenly Gate (entry to the Forbidden City), Museums, government buildings and Chairman Mao's Mausole
The Imperial Palace, home to 24 Emperors between 1420 and 1911. Great squares, halls and gates contrast with the intricate networks of side halls, gardens, courtyards and quarters for those who lived in this "city within a city".
Day by Day Itinerary
Arrival Shanghai: First day, Airport Transfer. Your flight arrives in Shanghai and you transfer to your hotel.
Shanghai (B,L): Second day- it's a day full of sightseeing! You will visit the Yuyuan Garden in the center of Shanghai old quarters a garden built in the 16th century. A colorful, bustling market surrounds the garden. From there, to the Oriental Pearl TV Tower, a 468 meters high tower, the highest TV tower in Asia and the third highest tower in the world, and the Shanghai History Museum located on its first floor. Stroll along the Bund, the city's riverfront boulevard, a major trading center of old Shanghai. Visiting Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall on People Square, will give you a chance to witness Shanghai's urban planning and development. This is one of the world largest showcases of urban development.
Shanghai to Beijing (B,L): In the third day, we will arrive at Beijing by train in the afternoon. On your first day in Beijing you will tour the Summer Palace, a 260-year-old summer retreat of the Imperial families. You will be amazed at the beauty and regality of this well-preserved imperial garden, one of the UNESCO's World Heritage List.
Beijing (B,L): We will drive about 2.5 hours from downtown Beijing, and you will get to the world-famous Mutianyu Great Wall. A round way cable car will take you to the best section of the Great Wall where you can stroll and watch the spectacular views of the hills and mountains. From there you will go to Temple of Heaven, where emperors presided at annual rituals for a national good harvest in the 15th century. Temple of Heaven is on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Pearl Store, your next stop, will give you a chance to see how pearls are produced and to learn to spot a fake, and also to buy one of the beautiful items in the outlet.
Beijing (B,L): Starting the 5th day, we will start this day visiting the Hutongs, in Xicheng District, old narrow paths with lots of courtyard homes where common people are living. Through the Hutongs' teeming maze of alleyways, you will see the old houses and learn about the daily life. From there to Tiananmen Square, The world's largest plaza and enduring symbol of China's national pride, surrounded by many impressive buildings including the Heavenly Gate (entry to the Forbidden City), Museums, government buildings and Chairman Mao's Mausole. Passing through Tiananmen Gate, you will enter the splendid Forbidden City, the previous home, "city within a city", to 24 emperors of Ming and Qing Dynasties for 600 years. Imperial architectures, intricate gardens, quarters and ornaments make it a must-see of China.
Beijing to Shanghai to Departure City (B): Last day- hotel to Train station Transfer (Beijing), Train station Transfer (Shanghai), Airport Transfer (Shanghai)